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Been tempted to buy the higurashi manga but haven't been sure what order to read it in, seen a lot of different answers around crunchyroll and MAL Forums and google but haven't really found a direct answer or conclusive answer.
Help much appreciated!
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FilthyWeeb- wrote:

Been tempted to buy the higurashi manga but haven't been sure what order to read it in, seen a lot of different answers around crunchyroll and MAL Forums and google but haven't really found a direct answer or conclusive answer.
Help much appreciated!


I've moved this to Advice, Info, Recommendations.

You won't find a conclusive "one right answer" answer because it's a matter of preference and convenience. Probably the approach that would make the most sense in terms of reading in the original intended order would be to read in the order of original serialization, but it's worth realizing the manga isn't really "standalone" as it is part of a franchise that was originally a visual novel series and the manga expands upon that, so the real intent would have been to play the games first.

Of course since the manga includes multiple story arcs, some chapters of which were serialized somewhat concurrent with each other, it is less straightforward than that, but the Wikipedia article gives a pretty good sense of which arcs were serialized when, so it shouldn't be too hard too cobble together a "good enough" sequence to follow.
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Thanks for the Help!
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do you mean higurashi or umineko first? Or is the higurashi manga ordered different from the vn/anime? if not it just goes in the normal order.

Onikakushi-hen (鬼隠し編, "Demoned Away Chapter")
Watanagashi-hen (綿流し編, "Cotton Drifting Chapter")
Tatarigoroshi-hen (祟殺し編, "Curse Killing Chapter")
Himatsubushi-hen (暇潰し編, "Time Killing Chapter")

Meakashi-hen (目明し編, "Eye Opening Chapter")
Tsumihoroboshi-hen (罪滅し編, "Atonement Chapter")
Minagoroshi-hen (皆殺し編, "Massacre Chapter")
Matsuribayashi-hen (祭囃し編, "Festival Accompanying Chapter")

I know there is a few extra ones but I am pretty sure they are just side stories or alternate versions.
which ones are people saying to read differently?
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